This award is to honor the most impactful innovation that has helped our island state - truly solving a problem in our own backyard, our mountains, our beach, our aina. This innovation inspires and celebrates an innovation, entrepreneur or company that has shown leadership and commitment to tackling a significant problem in our state.
Our 2023 Island Innovator of the Year is Jalene Kanani Bell of NOHO HOME. NOHO HOME is a sophisticated island experience cultivated through artful home decor. Marked by the designer’s profound love for her Hawaiian heritage and other first nations’ cultures, NOHO HOME reimagines the island home aesthetic into organic textures woven with native intelligence.